August 26

The ‘Groove’ Broomstick Lace Tool Review and Shawl Pattern

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Would you crochet with your broomstick? If you answered yes, you’re very much like the 19th century crocheters using the broomstick lace technique. Broomstick Lace, also known as jiffy lace or peacock eye crochet, can be done more easily now a days. Recently, I was given the opportunity to use a very cool tool, the ‘Groove’ Broomstick Lace Tool by Chetnanigans. This tool has by far made my broomstick lace crocheting easier, quicker and way more fun! And enjoy the broomstick lace shawl crochet pattern further down!broomstick lace tool  

Click here to head straight to the Broomstick Lace Shawl Pattern below.

 

What makes this tool so special you ask? See that ‘groove’ at the point of the tool in the picture above? THAT is what makes this tool unique and very, very helpful when working broomstick lace. By inserting your hook in the groove section, crocheting the loops takes less time and much less frustration. Without this grooved tool, it becomes rather annoying trying to get your hook under the loops… or if you remove the loops, getting them to all stay the correct way. Those little irritations expressed by a customer is what set Chetnanigans on a challenge to perfect a tool that would increase efficiency when working the broomstick lace technique. And they have!

 

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About the ‘Groove’ Broomstick Lace Tool I91A4867-small

The Groove Broomstick Lace Tool is handmade in Virginia, each made with care. The actual tool is 13″ in length, balanced perfectly by the weighted ball at the end to manage the tool comfortably, and has a disk on the bottom so the tool may stand. With a 1″ diameter, this tool is great for larger loops using a worsted or thinner yarn but yet bulky yarns provide a beautiful appearance as well when used with this tool.

The actual ‘groove’ fits up to a K hook allowing for multiple hooks to be used. The tool itself is smooth without any areas for possible snags. I’m told each tool is sanded with nine different grades of sandpaper, with a minimum of 1,000 strokes before it ships to its new owner! Like the time and love we put into our crocheted items, Chetnanigans does the very same with all their products.  

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  I91A4877-smallIf you’re a beginner at broomstick lace, or if you’ve been working this technique for years, I highly recommend adding this tool to your crochet collection. If you’d like to see this tool in use, Holly from Chetnanigans has a video available showing just how handy this tool is!

Besides the ‘Groove’ Broomstick Lace Tool, Chetnanigans offers a variety of products. With an assortment of stands and workstations, a variety of blockers, multiple loops and pins, and several other helpful crochet tools, you’ll definitely find something that will expand your collection! 

As you can see from the picture to the left, I also have the SlimLine Crochet Hook Stand and love being able to show off all my beautiful hooks! Follow along with Chetnanigans on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with their work and enjoy this free broomstick lace triangle shawl crochet pattern using their ‘Groove’ Broomstick Lace Tool.

 

 

This review is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Chetnanigans. All opinions are my own. I hope you found this Chetnanigans Groove Broomstick Lace Tool Review helpful, leave a comment if you’ve used this tool before and let me know what you think!


The Broomstick Lace Triangle Shawl

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broomstick lace triangle scarf crochet pattern

Materials:

 

Gauge:

J hook 13 sc = 4″ to make a 55″ by 37″ by 37″ shawl  

 

Pattern Key:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Bsl: Broomstick Lace
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • *: Repeat instructions between symbol until indicated

 

Special Pattern Notes:

Repeat Rows do not list stitch count. See Stitch Count Cheat Sheet listed after pattern instructions.  

 

Specialty Stitching: 

Broomstick Lace (abbreviated as ‘bsl’) tutorial can be found here.  

 

Broomstick Lace Shawl Crochet Pattern

Ch 180 R1: Pull up a loop from each ch and put on broomstick tool – 180 loops

R2: Insert hook into first 4 loops, ch 1, 1 sc in loops, *insert hook into next 4 loops, 4 sc in loops, repeat * to last 4 loops, insert hook into next 4 loops, sc in loops – 45 bsl, 174 sc

R3: Pull up a loop from each sc and put on broomstick tool – 174 loops

R4: Insert hook into first 5 loops, ch 1, 1 sc in loops, *insert hook into next 4 loops, 4 sc in loops, repeat * to last 5 loops, insert hook into next 5 loops, sc in loops – 43 bsl, 166 sc

Repeat Row 3 & 4 until there are 6 loops on tool. Slst in 6 loops.

Then, finish off and weave in ends. Also, you can add fringe to sides of lace if desired. Lastly, blocking is recommended. Find a Wet Blocking Crochet Projects tutorial here.

 

Stitch Count Cheat Sheet: Stitch Count

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  1. I love the look of this shawl! Can it be done in a light fingering yarn? I have a lot of this sort of yarn leftover from another project.) Would it change the drape much?

  2. I wouldn’t consider myself a pro crocheter but I have made almost a hundred hats this winter so far. And I have been looking for something new to try for a while and came across this beautiful wrap. I have never done a stitch like this a thought to give it a try. While I do not have the fancy broomstick tool, I do happen to have a little broom! It is a bit awkward to first start out and takes a bit of finesse, so I made a few test panels to begin with. I am now on my fourth section of lace stitches and it’s so pretty. I am using Caron Simply Soft Tweeds ( #4 worsted) and a size J hook and can’t wait to finish! It makes for an interesting pattern that catches the eye!

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